schtum


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schtum

(ʃtʊm)
adj
a variant form of shtoom
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The men involved are all determined to keep schtum, but as they realise that could come at a cost, the trust between them looks set to fall apart.
Well, it's time Nicola Sturgeon took a fire extinguisher to it so Scotland can get on with what really matters" Scottish Secretary David Mundell "If he can't, sort of, keep schtum about his own views, if he can't give up the oxygen of publicity, if he can't stop setting down arbitrary red lines, then yes, he has to go" former Tory education secretary Nicky Morgan, below, on Boris Johnson "As modern life has become ever more digitised, the loneliness of the elderly has intensified" Joanna Lumley "It was so amazing that I licked the examiner's face.
Others may genuinely believe they've only been put there by a party leader to keep schtum and vote through any bill they've proposed.
Lebanese actor Yousef el Khal was so fed up with his fans and the Arab media's speculations about the authenticity of a picture posted by his wife Lebanese singer Nicole Saba, which they claimed to be a photo of their daughter Nicole Junior, that he put everyone's minds to rest by posting his daughter's real photo (in the hopes of keeping them schtum once and for all) .
NICOLE Scherzinger kept schtum when she was invited to gush over Cheryl Fernandez-Versini at this year's X Factor launch.
Bolshy Ant and her more levelheaded little brother Mattie, whose gangster parents abandoned them, are locked up alongside their foster parents for their so-called "heritage crimes", but Ant isn't one for keeping schtum and as her anger at the unfairness of life as a 'strutter' escalates, so too does the peace inside the walls of hMP London.
The earth mothers who go around saying they simply love being pregnant need to keep schtum.
He said: "If you are privileged enough to work for the Royal family you keep schtum.
Chas agrees to keep schtum about his affair with Aaron, but it's too late.
How come women are expected to be honest while men keep schtum about their failings?
The Jimmy Savile case is, however, one where the ordinary bods finally turned and refused to keep schtum when their Lords and Mistresses dumped that Newsnight investigation.
Therefore I have decided to stay schtum rather than provide them with yet more evidence they're working alongside a 'Philistine', as one unkindly dubbed me.